TSV Scouting Department

Morgan Moses

Report Prepared By Lance Zierlein

Breakdown:

#78
Class: Senior
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 314 lbs.
School: Virginia
Bio:
  • Second-team All-ACC (2013)
  • Gave up only two sacks in 506 pass attempts
  • Honorable mention All-ACC (2012)
  • Honorable mention All-Freshman All-American (2010)
  • 43 career starts

Senior Bowl Notes

  • Moses accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile.
  • On tape, the former UVa start looks stiff and too upright, but the fact of the matter is that he got guys blocked today while others struggled.  Moses used his long frame and experience to get out and get defenders cut off around the edge and he showed the instincts you want to see from a guy who is up and down athletically.
  • Wednesday was another solid day for Moses.  I may have missed on his evaluation headed into this week.  One of the biggest mistakes that evaluators make when looking at the offensive line is they tend to look for players who are aesthetically pleasing.  Moses isn't always fun to watch, but he understands angles and has done a great job of using his long arms and redirecting rushers around the pocket.  In other words, Moses is getting guys blocked - consistently.

Combine Notes

**Combine measurements

  • 40 yard dash - 5.35 seconds
  • Vertical Jump - 21.5"
  • Broad Jump - 8'10"
  • 3 Cone Drill - 7.93 seconds
  • 20 yard shuttle - 4.95 seconds

**Arm/Hand Measurements

  • Arm length - 35 3/8"
  • Hand size - 9 7/8"

Pros

  • Big, thick frame
  • Shows ability to redirect on inside moves
  • Elements of power evident in his hands in run and pass
  • Length allows him to get hands on speed rushers and slow them down

Cons

  • Stiff through entire lower body
  • Inability to bend causes him to play high and limits natural power
  • Can't gather himself or change directions when moving in space
  • Tends to overset and get weight too far outside
  • Plays with poor leverage allowing defenders to disengage too easily

Report

Moses started 43 games for Virginia including all 12 at left tackle this season after moving to that spot from the right side. 
 
Moses has a big frame and pretty good length, but carries too much bad weight.  While Moses is stiffer than you would like and unable to really excel in the running game, he has an understanding of angles in pass protection and is able to take proper angles that allow him (along with his long arms) to ride pass rushers around the edge.
 
Moses does have some pop in his hands and he didn't give up as many sacks as you might expect for a player with average athleticism, but he's not as potent in the running game as I would like and I'm worried that Moses, who is already stiff, will have issues as an NFL pass protector as defensive ends test him with a variety of moves.  My gut feeling is that he can start in the league, but I believe he will always be looking over his shoulder for a player to take his place.